The following excerpt from Champion Your Career: Winning in the World of Work by Halimah Bellows MA, MS is now featured on Bublish at
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In order to find out what will make you happy at work or in your time away from work, you need to discover your talents and your strengths.
People sometimes confuse strengths with skills. The basic difference is that skills are learned. You learn how to drive. Driving is a skill while your strengths or talents are innate, natural abilities. You may find you have natural talents in many different areas. When you see a little kid creating an amazing drawing or painting, you say “that kid is a natural.” It’ s automatic. The child knows how to do it.